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Old 09-29-08, 08:49 PM
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Ridley Excalibur Sizing

Hi, I know these threads are somewhat taboo in these parts, but I really don't know how else to size one of these bicycles.
On Ridley's website, it says that a LBS is a carrier; however, they no longer seem to do as such. As that's the only one even somewhat close, I've no idea how else to size it.

I used CC's fit calculator, and came up with these numbers as rough results:
Thank you for visiting competitivecyclist.com, and for making use of our Fit Calculator.

Measurements
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Inseam: 35
Trunk: 24
Forearm: 13.5
Arm: 27.5
Thigh: 24
Lower Leg: 22.25
Sternal Notch: 26.5
Total Body Height: 73


The Competitive Fit (cm)
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Seat tube range c-c: 57.6 - 58.1
Seat tube range c-t: 59.4 - 59.9
Top tube length: 54.6 - 55.0
Stem Length: 11.2 - 11.8
BB-Saddle Position: 80.7 - 82.7
Saddle-Handlebar: 53.6 - 54.2
Saddle Setback: 6.2 - 6.6


The Eddy Fit (cm)
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Seat tube range c-c: 58.8 - 59.3
Seat tube range c-t: 60.6 - 61.1
Top tube length: 54.6 - 55.0
Stem Length: 10.1 - 10.7
BB-Saddle Position: 79.9 - 81.9
Saddle-Handlebar: 54.4 - 55.0
Saddle Setback: 7.4 - 7.8


The French Fit (cm)
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Seat tube range c-c: 60.5 - 61.0
Seat tube range c-t: 62.3 - 62.8
Top tube length: 55.8 - 56.2
Stem Length: 10.3 - 10.9
BB-Saddle Position: 78.2 - 80.2
Saddle-Handlebar: 56.1 - 56.7
Saddle Setback: 6.9 - 7.3


I'm thinking that a Large would work well for me, as I believe these numbers to be a bit skewed on the "too large" side. I'm about 6'1''ish and 165ish with a 33-35 inseam, so I'm really digging the large. But, if they measure their bikes differently, I don't want to be completely reamed.

For reference, here's Ridley's geometry: 2007 Ridley Excalibur/SRAM Rival Complete Bike Geometry
Size Seat Tube c-c Seat Tube c-t Actual Top Tube Effective Top Tube Head Tube Seat Angle Head Tube Angle
XS 44.0 48.0 51.0 52.5 13.0 74.0 72.0
S 47.0 51.0 53.0 54.5 14.5 73.5 73.0
M 50.0 54.0 55.0 56.5 17.5 73.0 73.5
L 53.0 57.0 57.0 58.5 20.5 72.5 73.5
XL 56.0 60.0 58.5 60.0 23.0 72.5 74.0
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